micke-midlife on September 29th, 2009

Overtime it is. 400 days weren’t enough. Or perhaps too much. If there had been a longer rest period between the spring competitions and before the fall preparations, perhaps the muscle would not have suffered the injury? But “if” and “perhaps” don’t really help, do they?
So, how much overtime should there be?

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micke-midlife on September 27th, 2009

It’s 400days today. But wait a minute, the Berlin Marathon was last week already, hence at 393 days. Did I have too much wine when setting up this project? Or did I just mix up when counting the weeks/days? Not at all, counting is still ok with me, whether it’s kilometers, minutes or days and [...]

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micke-midlife on September 25th, 2009

The results from the orthopeadic came in, he called this morning. Don’t click open this blog post if you’re offended by a bit of bare skin.

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micke-midlife on September 22nd, 2009

The disappointment still sits deep, it’s an empty feeling when things turn out this way. It was long way during preparations, 4300km when quantifying it. The anticipation before the big event and a good result. A lot of time and yes also money was invested and there’s not much that’s there to take away. And [...]

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micke-midlife on September 21st, 2009

The Berlin Marathon didn’t work out. The hip muscle didn’t last. Already at 4km I could feel it. At 8km it was difficult to keep the pace. At 11km I could feel that something broke or jumped out of it’s place. At half marathon km times were down to 4:30min. I stopped the show at [...]

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micke-midlife on September 19th, 2009

Wish me luck, I can need it.

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micke-midlife on September 18th, 2009

We arrived in Berlin yesterday night with the whole kit and caboodle and mother-in-law. Checked in at the hotel in a central and for the marathon great location. But that’s pretty much all there is good to say about the hotel. Whatever, we’re not here for hotel experiences but to challenge the clock and of [...]

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micke-midlife on September 17th, 2009

Encouragement, that’s what’s needed in the last couple of days before the event. Thanks for all your comments and hints lately. Got also some hints from a pro on pre-race preparation. Martin Beckmann sent some hints how he does it. In short, within the last two weeks before the marathon it’s not about running anymore, [...]

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micke-midlife on September 16th, 2009

By the way, yesterday’s massage did its trick, the hip muscle is not hurting anymore and feels almost as normal again. This time it’s not a muscle but our little princess that could stop the running daddy on its quest to the sub-2:40h marathon . The day care called in the morning that the [...]

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micke-midlife on September 15th, 2009

The legs and the trouble making hip muscle got their final touch today. No, it’s not about shaving this time, that was three days ago. It’s rather about a decent sports massage. It’s 4,5 days to the start in Berlin, so I learned, that a muscle relaxing massage is what’s needed. The alternative would have [...]

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